Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies
Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.
The food court at 401 Park, in Boston. Photo: © Connie Zhou
Developer Samuels & Associates asked Elkus Manfredi Architects to reimagine the former Sear...read more
Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane
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Lowe's is leasing and building distribution and fulfillment centers to support both its stores across the country and its burgeoning ecommerce business. Image: Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina
The retail giant will also open four more bulk warehouses, including a 1.2-million-sf DC in Ala...read more
Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross
The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...read more
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More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.
Most warehouses in the U.S. are still single-story buildings on vast land tracts. Gresham Smith helped get the 1.2-million-sf LG Electronics’ washing machine manufacturing plant back on schedule—after a five-month delay—to where production for Phase 1 commenced last October. Gresham Smith created the four-phase master plan for this plant, which will sit on 309 acres in Clarksville, Tenn., as well as the engineering. DPR Construction was the GC. Phase 1 had its grand opening on May 29. The $360 million facility hired 550 employees and expects that number to rise to 700. Photo: DPR Construction
Fluor, Clayco, Jacobs, ARCO, and Gray Construction top the rankings of the nation's largest indus...read more
Jacobs, Fluor, IPS, CRB, and SSOE head the rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector eng...read more
Order fulfillment, spurred by ecommerce, is transforming warehouses and distribution centers. Target recently commissioned Leo A Daly to convert one quarter of the space in five of its larger distribution centers—including this 470,000-sf food distribution center in Lake City, Fla.—to accommodate fulfillment functions. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly
AECOM, Stantec, Ware Malcomb, FSB, and Macgregor Associates top the rankings of the nation's larg...read more
Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly
This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...read more
A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON
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An aerial rendering of Publix's distribution campus in North Carolina, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2022. Image: LEO A DALY
LEO A DALY will provide the architecture and engineering services.
Amazon's fulfillment centers use robots, made by its Amazon Robotics division, that scoot under bins of merchandise to move them to its warehouse workers. Image: Amazon via YouTube
More warehouse operators and retailers are supplementing their workforces with AI-informed machin...read more
Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse facility prototype creates a "warehouse on top of a warehouse" to increase leasable space without sacrificing functionality. Image: Ware Malcomb.
Multistory industrial buildings provide the best chance at keeping up with the rapid growth of e-...read more
An aerial view, taken this week, of the three buildings under construction that will comprise the Pacific Vista Commercial Center in Carlsbad, Calif. This Center is scheduled to start operating this fall. Image: Ryan Companies
A Ryan Companies project in southern California is being built to meet its city’s rigorous green...read more
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GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit, commissioned ORE Design to create the community even...read more
The Port of Long Beach in Southern California has engaged in terminal expansions and other infrastructure improvements to handle larger ships coming from Asia and retain its position as one of the America's top ports. Image: Pixabay
But land constraints around the terminals are pushing asset prices and rents to new highs.
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The buildings will total 686,300 sf, with each building accounting for 343,150 sf.
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Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.
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Companies are integrating new technology and planning to build new warehouses in order to serve c...read more
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As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses t...read more
Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay
Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail...
CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
Just as we looked at that boarded up warehouse and thought it could be something other, office to...read more
The city constructed from scratch off the Red Sea coast will give its port access to the Suez Canal, reflecting the government’s attempt to diversify its oil-dependent economy by focusing more in its shipping industry. Rendering courtesy of the King Abdullah Economic City.
The new King Abdullah Economic City was conceived to diversify the kingdom's oil-dependent econom...read more
The headquarters of Adobe Systems in downtown San Jose, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar via Wikimedia Commons
Of the 19 industry sectors covered in the report, only one had a statistically significant year-t...read more
Curbed calls the design "a chunk of the Fountainbleu" stuck on Alton Road. Renderings: courtesy Gutierrez & Lozano
The plans by architect Gutierrez & Lozano are of a sleek, boutique-looking, 22,500-sf facilit...read more
Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...read more